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Meaning of MOLYBDENUM

Pronunciation:  mu'libdinum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in its properties; used to strengthen and harden steel
 

MOLYBDENUM is a 10 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: atomic number 42, Mo
 
 See Also: metal, metallic element, molybdenite

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mol`yb*de"num\, n. [NL.: cf. F. molybd[`e]ne. See
{Molybdena}.] (Chem.)
A rare element of the chromium group, occurring in nature in
the minerals molybdenite and wulfenite, and when reduced
obtained as a hard, silver-white, difficulty fusible metal.
Symbol Mo. Atomic weight 95.9.

 

 

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